Wendy Hewitt and Marie Dancer of Richard Nelson LLP set out their response to the recent consultation from the NMC. 

Wendy is Head of the Professional Discipline and Regulatory Team at 5 St Andrew’s Hill.

Wendy practices exclusively in professional discipline and regulatory work. Wendy mainly represents regulated individuals in the medical and healthcare professions, and in teaching.

She specialises in what may be broadly characterised as cases concerning fitness to practice and unacceptable professional conduct/conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute. Her clients are frequently doctors, teachers, opticians, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, social workers, practitioner psychologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, paramedics, and students - although this is by no means an exhaustive list.

She advises and represents individuals in Fitness to Practice proceedings (whether involving misconduct, health, conviction/caution or lack of competence or clinical failings), at all stages from interim orders, to substantive/principal hearings and appeal; and at review hearings following an order of suspension.